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9 September 2011

Daily archive · 6 posts

Stories from 9 September 2011

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Egypt: Protesters Bring Down Israel Embassy Security Wall and Flag

Thousands of protesters took to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo, today in protest against Egypt's military rulers. Soon, crowds of young men swarmed to...

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Haiti: UN Troops Must Go, Say Haitians After Rape Scandal

An online video showing four UN peacekeepers from Uruguay allegedly raping a 19 year-old man at a military base in Port-Salut has generated outrage and renewed calls for the United...

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Rwanda: Bloggers’ Reaction to Victoire Ingabire’s Trial

The trial of Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire resumed this week. Victoire, an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame’s leadership, is accused of collaborating with terrorist organizations and forming an...

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Portugal: Citizens Ask Icelanders About Democracy

Portuguese bloggers and activists are getting inspired by Iceland's practice of direct democracy in response to the crisis that the country has faced. Sara Moreira reports.

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Bangladesh: The Facebook Status Controversy

Facebook is becoming a popular social media in Bangladesh like the rest of the world, but your Facebook status can sometime cause you trouble. Actions have been taken by a...

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Peru: The State of Quechua on the Internet

Quechua, one of the original languages of Peru, is on the Internet in various forms: from Google and Wikipedia in Quechua to blogs and citizen initiatives looking to maintain and...

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